Despite its location in the northern latitudes, Sweden is a country of temperate climate, mainly due to the Gulf Stream. The northern, western and eastern regions of Sweden are protected from the Atlantic winds by the Scandinavian mountains, so winters are colder and summers are short. The average January temperature is approximately −14 ° C, and in some areas up to −16 ° C. In summer, the average temperature is +17 ° C. In southwestern Sweden from Gothenburg to Malmo and on the islands in the Baltic, climatic conditions are softened by warm Atlantic winds. Winters are warmer and summers are longer but rainy.
Swedish krona (Swedish krona, kr) is the currency of Sweden. The ISO code 4217 is SEK. One crown is divided into 100 era (Swedish öre).